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Honors STEM Scholar Advisor (Student Services Program Administrator) 

Honors STEM Scholar Advisor (Student Services Program Administrator)

JOB SUMMARY

The Honors STEM Scholar Advisor will serve as an advisor to STEM Scholar students and other Honors students in STEM fields. Reporting to the Associate Director of Honors for Enrollment Management and Administration, the Advisor will advise undergraduate students about specific academic programs and policies of a school/college/division, track progress for STEM Scholars, and coordinate and carry out a wide range of services and activities for these students pertaining to the academic mission of the Honors Program.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assume primary responsibility for programmatic advising for all STEM Scholar students assigned;
  2. Coordinate programs for STEM students with staff from the Office of Undergraduate Research;
  3. Assist in the planning and delivery of Honors orientation programs and advising for new STEM Scholar students;
  4. Provide advising to other Honors students, as appropriate;
  5. Facilitate leadership development programming activities for STEM Scholars, programs that ensure student success, and programs that build community for STEM Scholars;
  6. Coordinate and implement programs and events for STEM Scholars and other Honors students and collaborate with campus offices on joint programming efforts;
  7. Promote civic engagement throughout the Honors Community via participation in STEM and non-STEM activities and events;
  8. Serve as communications liaison with STEM Honors faculty advisors, providing them with regular updates on honors policies and procedures, especially related to STEM Scholars;
  9. Create and maintain communication pieces for STEM Scholars and prospective students, such as websites, brochures, etc.;
  10. Serve as a liaison with other university offices and external partners to provide enrichment opportunities, such as study abroad, internships, research, and professional development, for STEM Scholars and other Honors students;
  11. Track student progress toward achieving STEM Scholar requirements;
  12. Compile data and generate reports; develop assessment initiatives to track STEM Scholar outcomes in conjunction with other staff;
  13. Assist in the recruitment and admission of Honors students;
  14. Coordinate other special projects and programs, as assigned;
  15. Provide support to Director and Associate Director on STEM-specific Honors courses and curriculum;
  16. Serve on Honors Program and University-wide committees as requested/approved;
  17. Represent the Honors Program at UConn events as assigned;
  18. Complete other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, a STEM discipline, or related field.
  2. 5 years’ experience working with undergraduate students in a professional advising and counseling role, with at least one year serving as an advanced team member.
  3. Demonstrated experience planning, coordinating, and implementing program services and activities.
  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  5. Experience in a STEM discipline.
  6. Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple short- and long-term projects.
  7. Proven ability to manage and perform administrative functions.
  8. Experience working with diverse, underrepresented, and/or first generation students.
  9. Ability to successfully advise undergraduate students and to interpret educational records and data related to student academic performance and progress.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s degree.
  2. A degree in a STEM discipline.
  3. Experience in an Honors program or college as a student or staff member.
  4. Professional work experience at a large university.
  5. Experience working with high-achieving students in a professional capacity.
  6. Work experience in a STEM-related field.
  7. Experience with supervision of student staff.
  8. Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot problems that interfere with the student's academic progress and experience in working to effectively to resolve them.
  9. Experience with assessment and program evaluation.
  10. Proven ability to work independently and to solve problems and approach challenges in a flexible and/or creative way.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a permanent full-time position.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495267 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on June, 17 2021.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

Coordinator For Peer Leadership Programs, Honors Program

https://jobs.hr.uconn.edu/cw/en-us/job/495183/coordinator-for-peer-leadership-programs-honors-program

JOB SUMMARY

The University of Connecticut Honors Program seeks a Coordinator for Peer Leadership Programs (Student Services Program Coordinator) to provide support in the planning, development, and implementation of co-curricular programming, as well as advisement and support regarding leadership and involvement opportunities for students in the residential and academic communities of the Honors Program. This position will be primarily responsible for coordinating UConn Honors’ peer mentorship and peer leader development initiatives in addition to supporting programming and Honors student organization initiatives.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Honors for Residential and Community Life, the Program Coordinator will:

  • With Honors advising staff, serve as a coordinator and contact for Honors peer mentor development through supervision of the Honors Guides for Peer Success (Honors GPS) student advising team;
  • Assist the Assistant Director with planning and execution of the Honors First-Year Seminar;
  • Assist in the training of Peer Educators through the Honors Peer Mentoring and Leadership course and the Facilitator Practicum course;
  • Serve as primary advisor to Peer Allies Through Honors (PATH), an Honors student organization dedicated to mentorship of first year students by upper-division current Honors students;
  • Serve as a liaison to the other offices on campus as requested by the Assistant Director, such as Residential Life, the Center for Career Development, the Dean of Students, and First-Year Programs/Learning Communities;
  • Assist in the administration and coordination of Honors housing in the First-Year Honors Community and upper-division Honors Communities, including the Honors 2 Opportunities sophomore learning community;
  • Promote civic engagement throughout the Honors Community via participation in activities and events;
  • Refer students to other campus offices and agencies, as appropriate;
  • Coordinate and implement programs and events for Honors students and collaborate with campus offices on joint programming efforts;
  • Facilitate leadership development programming activities for Honors students;
  • Compile data and generate reports to assess program efficacy;
  • Advise and attend meetings of the executive boards and general assemblies of Honors student organizations such as Honors Council, Peer Allies Through Honors, Honors Initiative for Prospective Students, and Honors Across State Borders as needed;
  • Serve as a representative of the Honors Program at various student-run programs and events;
  • Act as an official representative of the University at meetings and various outreach activities;
  • Provide day visits, tours, and student contacts for prospective students and answer student and parent inquires as appropriate;
  • Assist the Honors Initiative for Prospective Students in coordinating Meet ‘n’ Greets with current Honors faculty, staff, and students for prospective students and their families;
  • Assist with Honors Orientation for incoming first-year students;
  • Advise Honors student delegations on trips; host and participate in programming and events on evenings and weekends as needed;
  • Perform additional related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field.
  2. Four to five years of experience in undergraduate student affairs programming or related experience.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of undergraduate honors programs, student programming, and residential life issues.
  4. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  5. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple short- and long-term projects.
  6. Proven ability to plan, coordinate, and implement programs, services, and administrative functions.
  7. Ability to work independently and to solve problems and approach challenges in a flexible or creative way.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s degree.
  2. Experience in an honors program or college as a student or staff member.
  3. Experience working with residential life issues.
  4. Work experience at a large university.
  5. Experience mentoring undergraduate student leaders.
  6. Experience working with high-achieving students.
  7. Experience with supervision.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a permanent full-time position.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495183 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on April 26, 2021.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Program Assistant For Inclusion & Global Initiatives, Honors Program

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Search #: 495051
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Assistant Director for Honors Programming and Residential Life, the Program Assistant (Student Services Program Assistant 2) provides responsible administrative support as well as significant program support for Honors Program curricular and co-curricular events and activities with a particular focus on initiatives related to diversity, inclusion, and global learning. This individual will provide programming and event-planning coordination and support, serve as a resource to honors students and honors student organizations, participate in the application of outreach strategies to undergraduate students that promote engagement, provide office management support including budget tracking, along with other program duties as required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists in the planning and coordination of activities and events that support the curricular and co-curricular goals of the Honors Program, especially those related to building an inclusive community. This activity includes processing program proposals, supporting advertising and outreach efforts, and managing event planning and logistics.
  • Performs office management duties that include: supervising a variety of student employees, including front desk student workers and Student Programming Assistants (SPAs); managing the administrative processes of the Programming and Events office; maintaining complex filing systems, including fiscal and student records. As appropriate, may support the Assistant Director in other office management areas.
  • Schedules, coordinates, and prepares materials for undergraduate student workshops and programs. May present/facilitate workshops as needed.
  • Attends community meetings with Education Abroad or Community Center partners; takes accurate notes and maintains meeting files.
  • Tracks and reconciles budget expenditures within an approved program budget. Assists the Assistant Director in the preparation of future year budgets.
  • Arranges and coordinates travel for members of the Programming and Events team and other staff and/or students, and processes reimbursements, as appropriate.
  • Receives program proposals and award applications; makes referrals to appropriate personnel for review; maintains related filing system.
  • Assists in assessment efforts in Honors, including data collection, analysis, and report drafting, requiring knowledge of program objectives.
  • Serves as a resource to individual students and Honors student organizations on matters related to administrative procedures and best practices.
  • Works with and facilitates leadership of Honors student groups which may include, but is not limited to: HIPS, HiBA, HASB, H4D, and Honors Council. May advise student groups as needed.
  • Advise Honors student delegations on trips, such as the Honors Across State Borders spring break excursion, as needed;
  • Compiles and maintains collection of resource materials and program information for Honors programming and events, including program proposals and evaluation materials.
  • Assists with the coordination of prospective student visits through advising of or coordination with HIPS; attends Husky-for-a-Day visits as a representative of the Honors Program.
  • Participates in the coordination of the Honors community by advertising housing opportunities to students. Coordinates the housing application process and room assignments with Residential Life as requested by the Assistant Director.
  • Assists with Orientation of incoming students, advising students as needed. Prepares resource materials and program information as needed.
  • As directed, acts for and represents the Assistant Director to other University offices, the public or outside agencies on a wide range of administrative and program matters.
  • Manages communications with students and other constituents regarding program collaboration and assists in the marketing and communication of Honors Program activities to students, faculty, advisors, and other administrators.
  • Coordinates program logistics and provides administrative support for program staff, including on-site supervision of events, oversight of facilities use, and support with problem resolution.
  • Assists with Enrichment Programs-wide administrative efforts, such as coordinating travel, coordinating University award nomination processes, or other division-wide administrative needs.
  • Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field.
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies and a commitment to furthering inclusive best practices in the Honors program.
  • Two to three years related experience providing administrative and/or program support.
  • Demonstrated considerable knowledge of administrative methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently provide significant program support, including budget tracking, and regularly exercise judgment on a wide variety of administrative matters.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Willingness and ability to host and participate in programming and events that may include occasional evening and weekend hours.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree.
  • Experience in an undergraduate Honors program or college, as a student or staff member.
  • Experience at a large university.
  • Experience in large event-planning, including advertising.
  • Experience working with high-achieving undergraduate students in a professional capacity.
  • Experience in undergraduate student programming.
  • Ability to travel in a professional capacity.
  • Experience in designing or updating web pages and social media using relevant software (e.g., WordPress, Qualtrics).
  • Experience working with residential and/or learning communities.
  • Experience studying abroad or with high-impact practices related to intercultural learning.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time position with an excellent benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495051 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on March 24, 2021.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: Feb 24 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Mar 24 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

Pre-Med/Dental Program Advisor

Under the supervision of the Director of Pre-Professional Advising, the Pre-Medical/Dental Program Advisor will support and advise students and alumni interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. The Program Advisor will also contribute to the preparation of individualized cover letters and letter packets for applicants to health professional programs.

The Program Advisor will be an appropriately experienced higher education professional, well-informed about the range of undergraduate courses and programs available at the University. The Program Advisor must be an effective problem solver, accustomed to working independently, and capable of prioritizing and completing administrative tasks related to academic programs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Advises students interested in health careers, including medicine and dental medicine, both independently and in collaboration with advising colleagues.
  2. Contributes to the preparation of individualized cover letters and letter packets for applicants to health professional programs.
  3. Coordinates specific office operations for the Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advising Office; processes necessary paperwork, records (including student records), and files required to support the office’s programs.
  4. Provides administrative and technical support as well as program logistics for program staff and students.
  5. Responds to inquiries from students, faculty, and others regarding program policies, procedures, and requirements, making referrals as appropriate.
  6. Monitors student progress and compliance with program requirements and standards.
  7. Assists in writing and/or editing informational and publicity materials, electronic and print.
  8. Provides information regarding various specialized programs as well as requirements and opportunities relevant to health professional preparation.
  9. Assists in planning and implementing co-curricular activities, workshops, and programs, as assigned.
  10. Serves as a resource for students, faculty, parents and others having questions about programs or academic policies; makes referrals as appropriate.
  11. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree.
  2. One year of related experience in an advising capacity.
  3. Ability to perform and coordinate administrative functions.
  4. Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  5. Demonstrated excellent writing skills.
  6. Ability to provide general program support, as appropriate to program.
  7. Experience working with diverse and underrepresented populations.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time position through December 31, 2021.

TO APPLY

Please submit a resumecover letter and contact information for three professional references to anabel.perez@uconn.edu. Please reference search #HR21-19 in your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # HR21-19)

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

(HR21-19)